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BECAUSE WE CARE -- Chhattisgarh
The Phulwari program

The NGO: Jan Swasthya Sahayog
Supporting AID Chapters & Amount funded: AID Boston: $120,000

phulvari‘Phulwaris’ are community-run creches that were started ten years ago by Jan Swastha Sahyog (JSS). The principal goal of the Phulwari program is to combat malnutrition in children between the age group of 0.5-3 years. Since its inception, the Phulwari program has expanded significantly and JSS now runs 86 ‘phulwaris’ across 38 villages with an enrollment of approximately 1200 children.  By providing a reliable day-care service to the rural poor, the Phulwari program has not only helped alleviate child malnutrition, but has also solved other social problems like dropping out of older kids from school and staying back of women from work to take care of their infants and even improved the inter-caste social dynamics.

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Solar Lamps in Chhattisgarh Villages

  AID and its partner Jan Swasthya Sahayog  support solar lamps for the villages

 

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Leprosy Care At JSS

Leprosy careSupporting Chapters: Bay area, Pittsburgh

mount: Rs. 677400

JSS was founded by a group of health professionals in 1998 and is committed to developing a low-cost and effective health program that provides both preventive and curative services in the tribal and rural areas of Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh state in central India. Nearly 200-250 leprosy cases are seen at the Ganiyari Clinic per year.

 

 

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Support of Medical Equipment at JSS

JSS Supporting Chapter: Boston

Amount: Rs. 500000

Support for priority medical equipment needs at Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS) 

About 1500 villages inhabited by 300,000 people are directly impacted by JSS's work.

JSS was founded by a group of health professionals in 1998 and is committed to developing a low-cost and effective health program that provides both preventive and curative services in the tribal and rural areas of Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh state in central India.
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Opportunity to serve rural India
 Dr Jonathan Fine Feb 2010: I am this week concluding a one month's visit to Jan Swasthya Sahyog / JSS (The People's Health Support Group) in Chhattisgarh, a state in Central India.  I write to you now because JSS, which serves the most destitute of India, is critically short-staffed and volunteer opportunities abound. (I personally will return in July 2010 to assist with a documentation project, based on personal histories, on how poverty and ill-health interact, each re-enforcing the other.) -- Dr Jonathan E. Fine, M.D., M.P.H., Boston. 
Read Dr Fine's full note and interview of JSS's Dr Yogesh
Update: Read Dr Fine's reports from the field .
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Rehabilitation Work in Dantewada and Bijapur - A Brief Report

Since 2005, more than 3 lakh tribals have been displaced from Bijapur and Dantewada districts of Chhattisgarh.  Facing starvation, harassment and brutality in Salwa Judum camps, many thousands have fled the state.   In 2008, the Supreme Court ordered the state to implement the National Human Rights Commission's recommendation to facilitate safe return and rehabilitation, compensate for damages and restore democratic rights.  Some families returned to Nendra in 2008 and several hundred more followed in 2009.  AID supported ASDS to provide relief as well as efforts to rehabilitate displaced tribal families of Chhattisgarh by providing safe transport and support for returning to their homes, resuming their livelihoods and demanding government services.  In the first six months 400 families have returned. Read brief report.

How they returned: See interview with Himanshu Kumar, Vanvasi Chetana Ashram

Sign Statement supporting Rehabilitation Rights for displaced tribal people of Chhattisgarh

Relief to Chattisgarh tribals fleeing to Andhra (March 2009 report) | Donate to All India Relief Fund of AID.

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System of Rice Intensification & Grain Bank, Chhattisgarh
Partner: Jan Swasthya Sahyog

Duration: 2008 to 2009    Contact: Sankalp Sethi (sethisankalp@gmail.com)

SRI

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Vanvasi Chetana Ashram faces state repression
Vanvasi Chetana Ashram, a Gandhian organization working in Dantewada since 1992 has taken up works essential for survival, development and dignity of the tribal people in Dantewada and Bijapur.  Why is the state attacking them?
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JSS VIllage Creche

jsscrechLocation: Bilaspur, Chattisgarh
Budget: Rs 495873
Chapters: Dallas, Kansas City, Chicago 

The project funds to provide a creche facility to all children in the age group of 6 months to 3 yrs at village level by giving supplimentary nutritional food plus overall develoment.

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